Water softener repair, service, install — chelmsford, ma

Water softener repair for Chelmsford

Water soft­en­er repair, ser­vice, instal­la­tion

Ser­vic­ing of a water soft­en­er is nor­mal­ly rec­om­mend­ed annu­al­ly as it is for most oth­er water fil­tra­tion equip­ment.  These sys­tems process thou­sands of gal­lons of water per month and remove sig­nif­i­cant amounts of min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants.  Con­sis­tent ser­vice will sig­nif­i­cant­ly decrease the need for more expen­sive water soft­en­er repairs in the future.  It is pos­si­ble to have inter­im oper­a­tional prob­lems (iden­ti­fied lat­er in this report) which can poten­tial­ly be diag­nosed and reme­died by the home­own­er.  For more infor­ma­tion about water soft­en­er or oth­er water fil­tra­tion sys­tems instal­la­tion, see the sec­tion below titled, “Water Soft­en­er or Oth­er Water Fil­tra­tion Sys­tems Instal­la­tion”.

There are var­i­ous brands of water soft­en­ers, some more effi­cient than oth­ers in terms of water usage and salt require­ments. Some mod­els are capa­ble of soft­en­ing or con­di­tion­ing larg­er vol­umes of water, there­fore esti­mat­ing water usage pri­or to select­ing a sys­tem is impor­tant.  For high­er lev­els of iron and/or man­ganese, an up-flow water soft­en­er (ver­sus down-flow) is high­ly rec­om­mend­ed to avoid dam­ag­ing min­er­al build-up at the bot­tom of the tank.  To ensure prop­er oper­a­tion and to max­i­mize the use­ful life of your equip­ment, prop­er main­te­nance will pro­vide con­sis­tent­ly soft­ened or con­di­tioned water to your home and reduce the chances of need­ing a water soft­en­er repair. For com­pli­cat­ed prob­lems, con­tact­ing your water treat­ment ser­vice tech­ni­cian for water soft­en­er repair is your best option.  See some symp­toms of poten­tial prob­lems with your water soft­en­er below.

Water softener repair and service in Chelmsford, MA

WHAT TO CHECK WHEN YOUR WATER SOFTENER IS NOT WORKING

Make sure the water soft­en­er is “on” and work­ing, that is, that the sys­tem has pow­er, then:

  • Check inside the salt tank: Is there salt in the brine tank?  If not, add at least a few bags of salt to the tank.
  • Check for pow­er to the soft­en­er: If the unit uses elec­tric­i­ty to run a timer, be sure it’s plugged in to a live out­let and has pow­er. Some water con­di­tion­ers use a low-volt­age trans­former to pow­er the con­trol — be sure that device is present, plugged in, and work­ing.  Also, a pow­er fail­ure could cause the timer to be improp­er­ly set.  Re-set the day of week and time of day on the water soft­en­er timer after an elec­tri­cal pow­er fail­ure or after the soft­en­er has been pow­ered “off” for a time.
  • Check the water soft­en­er bypass valve: You want first to see that the water soft­en­er is not on “bypass” — is house­hold water flow­ing through the unit?  This valve is an option and may not be installed on your unit, but there may be stan­dard plumb­ing valves or globe valves that accom­plish the same pur­pose.
  • Man­u­al regen­er­a­tion cycle: Then try a man­u­al regen­er­a­tion cycle — you’ll see on most units a lever you can push on the con­trol box to start that regen­er­a­tion process.  Note: your home will not be deliv­ered con­di­tioned or soft­ened water while the water soft­en­er is in the regen­er­a­tion cycle, there­fore, its best not to use water (or use as lit­tle as pos­si­ble- flush­ing toi­lets is OK, etc.) in the home until the regen­er­a­tion process is com­plete.  This is why most pro­grammed regen­er­a­tion is set for late at night when water usage is much less like­ly.
  • Feel & test the water sup­ply: if you can’t get a lath­er when bathing the sys­tem may not be suf­fi­cient­ly treat­ing the water.
Water softener repair in Chelmsford, MA

Water soft­en­er /sediment fil­ter instal­la­tion at point of entry

ADDITIONAL WATER SOFTENER REPAIR SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR

With­out ful­ly diag­nos­ing, it can be very dif­fi­cult to deter­mine what is real­ly caus­ing the prob­lem and whether of not a water soft­en­er repair is even nec­es­sary.  This is where a ser­vice tech­ni­cian will be able to trou­ble shoot the sit­u­a­tion and come to a deter­mi­na­tion and solu­tion to the prob­lem. While there are so many pos­si­ble symp­toms and prob­lems a soft­en­er may expe­ri­ence, the fol­low­ing are a few that you may see.

  1.  Exces­sive salt usage by the sys­tem is requir­ing high­er than nor­mal salt tank fill ups
  2.  Stains on home fix­tures even though the water soft­en­er seems to be run­ning prop­er­ly
  3.  Min­er­al dis­charg­ing from the water soft­en­er and into the home’s water sup­ply
  4.  Loss of water pres­sure in the home’s dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem down­stream from the soft­en­er
  5.  Hard water evi­dence observed right after a regen­er­a­tion cycle.

WATER SOFTENER OR OTHER WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS INSTALLATIONS

Before decid­ing whether or not to have a water soft­en­er or oth­er water fil­tra­tion sys­tem installed, you should start with a water test.  This is the only way to deter­mine what min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants you have in your water and how much.  Spec­i­fy­ing the right type of water soft­en­er or oth­er water fil­tra­tion equip­ment can­not be deter­mined with­out this infor­ma­tion.  Very small amounts of iron or man­ganese, for exam­ple, can have a very large impact on your home’s water qual­i­ty.   Hydro­gen sul­fide is evi­denced typ­i­cal­ly by a rot­ten egg smell in your water.  This may also be caused by high Man­a­ganese lev­els in the water as well. This prob­lem is eas­i­ly cor­rectable with a water fil­tra­tion sys­tem design specif­i­cal­ly for this pur­pose.

Not only might there be aes­thet­ic affects such as stain­ing of fix­tures and laun­dry, bad odors and taste, but there may also be health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants as well.  Pri­vate wells in Chelms­ford, Mass­a­chu­setts should real­ly be test­ed for arsenic in water and radon in the water as well as a num­ber of oth­er para­me­ters.  Speak­ing to your water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al or a cer­ti­fied water test­ing lab­o­ra­to­ry will guide you in the right direc­tion.  For more infor­ma­tion on arsenic in water see the link at http://h2ocare.com/arsenic-removal/.  For more infor­ma­tion on how to remove radon in water see the link at http://h2ocare.com/radon-removal

water softener repair & service van Chelmsford, MA

Water Softener repair and service Chelmsford, MA

H2O Care is a full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications photo on the home page or the tab at the top of the home page.  

Water test in sudbury, massachusetts

Sudbury Water test

WATER TEST OPTIONS

ON-SITE WATER TEST

An on-site water test for cer­tain min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants can be per­formed using indus­try stan­dard test kits and achieve reli­able read­ings right at your home. Upon analy­sis of the results, a deter­mi­na­tion can be made whether or not a water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is nec­es­sary or desired to remove the unwant­ed min­er­als or con­t­a­m­i­nants. If so, options can be reviewed for select­ing the pre­ferred approach. On-site water test­ing can be per­formed for the fol­low­ing:

Hard Water Min­er­als > Iron > pH > Total Dis­solved Solids (TDS) > Alka­lin­i­ty

For a more exten­sive water test and analy­sis of your water, we rec­om­mend pulling prop­er sam­ples for test­ing at a cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry.  In all cas­es, it is para­mount that water test­ing be per­formed in order to deter­mine whether or not a water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is nec­es­sary to improve or pro­tect your home’s water sup­ply.

Water testing Sudbury, MA

   WATER TESTING

WATER TEST THAT WILL REQUIRE A LABORATORY

For health relat­ed con­t­a­m­i­nants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bac­te­ria, Nitrates or for more com­pre­hen­sive test­ing, we can assist you by prop­er­ly pulling water sam­ples of the right amounts, includ­ing com­ply­ing with required max­i­mum hold­ing peri­ods, tem­per­a­ture, and oth­er pro­to­col.   From there, we can bring the sam­ples to a cer­ti­fied lab for test­ing, which requires spe­cial­ized ana­lyt­i­cal equip­ment and pro­ce­dures.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 test­ing lev­els (see link just below) or we can cus­tomize test­ing to your needs depend­ing on your spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion and rea­son for hav­ing your water test­ed. We can assist you in deter­min­ing which water test to have done.  The con­t­a­m­i­nants test­ed for under each of the three Groups are iden­ti­fied in detail at the fol­low­ing link Water-Test­ing-Sheet-.  Test­ing water from a pri­vate well will require more exten­sive test­ing than water com­ing from a munic­i­pal sup­ply which has already under­gone a cer­tain lev­el of test­ing. If you are sell­ing your home with a pri­vate well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspec­tor or bank may dic­tate what must be test­ed for. We will assist you in deter­min­ing which Group test­ing is right for you. Once the lab results become avail­able, we can ana­lyze the report, review it with you and deter­mine if any action is required. If a water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is required, we can review your options and deter­mine the most effec­tive approach for you.

For more infor­ma­tion on when and how often you should pull a water test and relat­ed infor­ma­tion, see the link at Water Test­ing link

PULLING YOUR OWN SAMPLES AND BRINGING THEM TO A LABORATORY FOR WATER TESTING

If you’d pre­fer to take sam­ples and bring them to the lab your­self, we can direct you to the near­est one for instruc­tions, etc. Once you get the results, we can ana­lyze and review them with you.

Water testing in Groveland, MA

H2O Care is a full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton & Hudson, MA.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  We can be reached at [email protected] or by calling us at 978–777-8330

Water test — bolton, massachusetts

Water test in Bolton, MA

WATER TEST OPTIONS

ON-SITE WATER TEST IN BOLTON

An on-site water test for cer­tain min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants can be per­formed using indus­try stan­dard test kits and achieve reli­able read­ings right at your home. Upon analy­sis of the results, a deter­mi­na­tion can be made whether or not a water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is nec­es­sary or desired to remove the unwant­ed min­er­als or con­t­a­m­i­nants. If so, options can be reviewed for select­ing the pre­ferred approach. On-site water test­ing can be per­formed for the fol­low­ing:

Hard­ness Min­er­als > Iron > pH > Total Dis­solved Solids (TDS) > Alka­lin­i­ty

For a more exten­sive water test and analy­sis of your water, we rec­om­mend pulling prop­er sam­ples for test­ing at a cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry.  In all cas­es, it is para­mount that water test­ing be per­formed in order to deter­mine whether or not a water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is nec­es­sary to improve or pro­tect your home’s water sup­ply.

Water testing Bolton, MA

  WATER TESTING

WATER TEST THAT WILL REQUIRE A LABORATORY

For health relat­ed con­t­a­m­i­nants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bac­te­ria, Nitrates or for more com­pre­hen­sive test­ing, we can assist you by prop­er­ly pulling water sam­ples of the right amounts, includ­ing com­ply­ing with required max­i­mum hold­ing peri­ods, tem­per­a­ture, and oth­er pro­to­col.   From there, we can bring the sam­ples to a cer­ti­fied lab for test­ing, which requires spe­cial­ized ana­lyt­i­cal equip­ment and pro­ce­dures.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 test­ing lev­els (see link just below) or we can cus­tomize test­ing to your needs depend­ing on your spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion and rea­son for hav­ing your water test­ed. We can assist you in deter­min­ing which water test to have done.  The con­t­a­m­i­nants test­ed for under each of the three Groups are iden­ti­fied in detail at the fol­low­ing link Water-Test­ing-Sheet-.  Test­ing water from a pri­vate well will require more exten­sive test­ing than water com­ing from a munic­i­pal sup­ply which has already under­gone a cer­tain lev­el of test­ing. If you are sell­ing your home with a pri­vate well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspec­tor or bank may dic­tate what must be test­ed for. We will assist you in deter­min­ing which Group test­ing is right for you. Once the lab results become avail­able, we can ana­lyze the report, review it with you and deter­mine if any action is required. If a water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is required, we can review your options and deter­mine the most effec­tive approach for you.

For more infor­ma­tion on when and how often you should pull a water test and relat­ed infor­ma­tion, see the link at Water Test­ing link

PULLING YOUR OWN SAMPLES AND BRINGING THEM TO A LABORATORY FOR TESTING

If you’d pre­fer to take sam­ples and bring them to the lab your­self, we can direct you to the near­est one for instruc­tions, etc. Once you get the results, we can ana­lyze and review them with you.

Water testing in Bolton, MA

H2O Care is a full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton & Hudson, MA.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  We can be reached at [email protected] or by calling us at 978–777-8330

Water test — stow, massachusetts

water test in stow,ma

WATER TEST OPTIONS

WATER TEST ON-SITE IN STOW

An on-site water test for cer­tain min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants can be per­formed with indus­try stan­dard test kits and get reli­able read­ings right at your home. Upon analy­sis of the results, a deter­mi­na­tion can be made whether or not a water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is nec­es­sary or desired to remove the unwant­ed min­er­als or con­t­a­m­i­nants. If so, options can be reviewed for select­ing the pre­ferred approach. On-site test­ing can be per­formed for the fol­low­ing:

Hard­ness Min­er­als > Iron > pH > Total Dis­solved Solids (TDS) > Alka­lin­i­ty

For a more exten­sive water test and analy­sis of your water, we rec­om­mend pulling prop­er sam­ples for test­ing at a cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry.  In all cas­es, it is para­mount that water test­ing be per­formed in order to deter­mine whether or not a water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is nec­es­sary.

Water testing Stow, MA

  WATER TESTING

WATER TEST THAT WILL REQUIRE A LABORATORY

For health relat­ed con­t­a­m­i­nants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bac­te­ria, Nitrates or for more com­pre­hen­sive test­ing, we can assist you by prop­er­ly pulling water sam­ples of the right amounts, includ­ing com­ply­ing with required max­i­mum hold­ing peri­ods, tem­per­a­ture, and oth­er pro­to­col.   From there, we can bring the sam­ples to a cer­ti­fied lab for test­ing, which requires spe­cial­ized ana­lyt­i­cal equip­ment and pro­ce­dures.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 test­ing lev­els (see link just below) or we can cus­tomize test­ing to your needs depend­ing on your spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion and rea­son for hav­ing your water test­ed. We can assist you in deter­min­ing which water test to have done.  The con­t­a­m­i­nants test­ed for under each of the three Groups are iden­ti­fied in detail at the fol­low­ing link Water-Test­ing-Sheet-.  Test­ing water from a pri­vate well will require more exten­sive test­ing than water com­ing from a munic­i­pal sup­ply which has already under­gone a cer­tain lev­el of test­ing. If you are sell­ing your home with a pri­vate well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspec­tor or bank may dic­tate what must be test­ed for. We will assist you in deter­min­ing which Group test­ing is right for you. Once the lab results become avail­able, we can ana­lyze the report, review it with you and deter­mine if any action is required. If a water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is required, we can review your options and deter­mine the most effec­tive approach for you.

For more infor­ma­tion on when and how often you should pull a water test and relat­ed infor­ma­tion, see the link at Water Test­ing link

PULLING YOUR OWN SAMPLES AND BRINGING THEM TO A LABORATORY FOR TESTING

If you’d pre­fer to take sam­ples and bring them to the lab your­self, we can direct you to the near­est one for instruc­tions, etc. Once you get the results, we can ana­lyze and review them with you.

Water testing in Stow, MA

H2O Care is a full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton & Hudson, MA.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  We can be reached at [email protected] or by calling us at 978–777-8330

Water test in essex, massachusetts

water test in essex, ma

WATER TEST OPTIONS

WATER TEST ON-SITE IN ESSEX

On-site water test­ing for cer­tain min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants can be per­formed with indus­try stan­dard test kits and get reli­able read­ings right at your home. Upon analy­sis of the results, a deter­mi­na­tion can be made whether or not a water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is nec­es­sary or desired to remove the unwant­ed min­er­als or con­t­a­m­i­nants. If so, options can be reviewed for select­ing the pre­ferred approach. On-site test­ing can be per­formed for the fol­low­ing:

Iron >  Hard­ness Min­er­als > pH > Total Dis­solved Solids (TDS) > Alka­lin­i­ty

For a more exten­sive water test and analy­sis of your water, we rec­om­mend pulling prop­er sam­ples for test­ing at a cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry.  In all cas­es, it is para­mount that water test­ing be per­formed in order to deter­mine whether or not a water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is nec­es­sary.

Water testing Upton, MA

WATER TESTING

WATER TEST THAT WILL REQUIRE A LABORATORY

For health relat­ed con­t­a­m­i­nants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bac­te­ria, Nitrates or for more com­pre­hen­sive test­ing, we can assist you by prop­er­ly pulling water sam­ples of the right amounts, includ­ing com­ply­ing with required max­i­mum hold­ing peri­ods, tem­per­a­ture, and oth­er pro­to­col.   From there, we can bring the sam­ples to a cer­ti­fied lab for test­ing, which requires spe­cial­ized ana­lyt­i­cal equip­ment and pro­ce­dures.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 test­ing lev­els (see link just below) or we can cus­tomize test­ing to your needs depend­ing on your spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion and rea­son for hav­ing your water test­ed. We can assist you in deter­min­ing which water test to have done.  The con­t­a­m­i­nants test­ed for under each of the three Groups are iden­ti­fied in detail at the fol­low­ing link Water-Test­ing-Sheet-.  Test­ing water from a pri­vate well will require more exten­sive test­ing than water com­ing from a munic­i­pal sup­ply which has already under­gone a cer­tain lev­el of test­ing. If you are sell­ing your home with a pri­vate well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspec­tor or bank may dic­tate what must be test­ed for. We will assist you in deter­min­ing which Group test­ing is right for you. Once the lab results become avail­able, we can ana­lyze the report, review it with you and deter­mine if any action is required. If a water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing sys­tem is required, we can review your options and deter­mine the most effec­tive approach for you.

For more infor­ma­tion on when and how often you should pull a water test and relat­ed infor­ma­tion, see the link at Water Test­ing link

PULLING YOUR OWN SAMPLES AND BRINGING THEM TO A LABORATORY FOR TESTING

If you’d pre­fer to take sam­ples and bring them to the lab your­self, we can direct you to the near­est one for instruc­tions, etc. Once you get the results, we can ana­lyze and review them with you.

Water testing in Essex, MA

H2O Care is a full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton & Hudson, MA.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  We can be reached at [email protected] or by calling us at 978–777-8330
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